Mahindra Drives in its Electric CitySmart Car – ‘e2oPlus’ to Goa’

  • The e2oPlus marks the entry of electric vehicles to India’s biggest tourist destination, Goa.
  • Price starts at Rs. 7.46lacs (for the P4 variant ex-showroom Goa, post FAME incentive)

Goa, August 9, 2017:Mahindra Electric, part of the diversified USD 19 billion Mahindra Group and a pioneer in the development and production of electric vehicles in India, recently announced the launch of its electricCitySmart car, the ‘e2oPlus’ in Goa. With zero emission, the ‘e2oPlus’ is set to usher in a whole new concept in urban mobility and is priced at an attractive Rs. 7.46 lacs (for the P4 variant ex-showroom Goa, post FAME incentive).

Commenting on the launch, Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric said,As the pioneers in integrated and electric mobility solutions in India, it has always been our endeavour to make electric vehicles more accessible across geographies and segments. By bringing EV technology to Goa, one of the biggest tourist destinations of the country, we are looking forward to contribute towards environment conservation. While the vehicle will be a great fit for personal use, we can also foresee application in the fleet business. As proven by the pilots we have run in other cities, EVs are not only good for the environment but also make commercial sense. With this step, we are hoping to enable an important step in preserving the natural brilliance of Goa.

Customers can choose between 4 trim levels (P4, P6, P8) and 4 exciting colours namely Coral Blue, Sparkling Wine, Arctic Silver, Solid White. There is also a special variant for fleet customers – the e2oPlus P2.

On a full charge, the Mahindra e2oPlus can travel for upto 140 kms and can achieve a top speed of 85 kmph. Powered by the latest electric drive train technology from Mahindra Electric, the e2oPlus can effortlessly cruise through city traffic and drives Mahindra’s vision of the Future of Mobility. The tall-boy design and spacious interiors make for a compact city car that can comfortably seat four adults.

At the core of the e2oPlus is a collection of connected features that have been developed to make the car both easier and more enjoyable to drive and maintain. Whether it is planning a route, checking the health of the car, or remotely cooling the car, the e2oPlus seamlessly integrates technologies to offer functionality and is aptly designed for easy urban commuting.

The host of innovative features include remote diagnostics through telematics, connectivity through smart phone app, new and advanced infotainment system, regenerative braking, Hill Hold control for easy driving in hilly terrains, REVive® for reserve charge and automated messages amongst others. Charging the e2oPlus is as simple as charging a mobile phone.

Key features of e2oPlus

Hassle free drive

  • Regenerative Braking – This revolutionary technology (first in India) charges the battery of e2oPlus every time its brakes are applied, helping the car literally recover the energy it dispenses.
  • Instant Torque – In the absence of a heavy engine or moving parts lagging the power output, the e2oPlus provides an instant torque to zoom with maximum momentum from the very minute its engines are cranked.
  • REVive® – REVive® is a first in the world feature by Mahindra Electric. On the rare occasion that the car runs low on energy, REVive® can be activated to gain an extra 5-10 kms of range, to help the user reach home or the nearest charging station.
  • Easy Home Charging – The e2oPlus can be easily charged through any normal 16 Amp plug point, making it highly convenient and easy.
  • Small Turning Radius – With a small turning radius of 4.35m and electric power steering, the e2oPlus makes maneuvering the tough city traffic highly easy.
  • Hill Assist – This feature assists in preventing the e2oPlus from slipping backwards or forwards on a slope, making it accelerate without any jerks.
  • Reverse Camera – It assists to spot blocks, gauge distances, and unravel blind spots making it easy and convenient to reverse.
  • Compact yet spacious – The e2oPlus has been designed smart with ample knee room, headroom and cabin space, making it versatile for families of all sizes.

Low expenses

  • Low running costs – At just 70p/km, the e2oPlus beats almost all other cars on running costs.
  • Direct Drive Transmission – The e2oPlus operates without a conventional gear box – which means no clutch.This translates to reduced mechanical losses resulting in maximum efficiency.
  • Depreciation benefits – Self-employed and businesses can avail tax savings of close to Rs. 1.6 lakhs on purchase of the e2oPlus in the first year itself.
  • Low maintenance – Fewer moving parts in the car accompanied by real time monitoring by Mahindra experts ensure glitch free driving and low maintenance.
  • Government incentives – Government offers tax exemptions, subsidies and incentives to ensure low purchasing cost for electric vehicles like the e2

Environmentally friendly

  • Zero tail-pipe emissions
  • Low carbon footprint

Strong Connectivity

  • Remote Diagnostics – The e2oPlus has 10 on-board computers that track around 196 performance and health related parameters to ensure that any possible snag is fixed as soon as it crops up.
  • Regular Progress Reports – Car performance and driving patterns are analyzed to review the battery’s service requirements which help improve the vehicle’s overall performance.
  • Charging Ports – The e2oPlus app informs on the nearest charging station in order to ensure a peaceful drive for the car through the city.
  • Smart Phone app connectivity – The e2oPlus app puts the car’s information and control in one’s smart phone. It allows one to lock/unlock the car, retrieve performance metrics and health metrics and draw charging schedules.

About Mahindra Electric

Mahindra Electric, a part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group is a global pioneer in the development and production electric vehicles. Mahindra Electric is India’s only EV manufacturer with indigenously developed EV technologies that have won global accolades. The Mahindra Group has one of the most diversified portfolio of electric vehicles with the e2oPlus hatch, the eVerito sedan and the eSupromini van and panel vans.

Pushing the limits of technology and innovation, Mahindra has acknowledged theneed to redefine mobility at every step. Thislead to a vision with a desire to transform; a vision which provides an imagination which is more sustainable and more dependable.Venturing into the paradigm of alternativetechnology has helped Mahindra enable a clean,green and a smarter tomorrow.

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group is a USD 19 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume.  It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 200,000 people across 100 countries.